16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  13​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Brown Hill Estate. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Redgate Wines and Cape Grace Wines. Change things up with a short trip to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River day trip app .

Singapore, Singapore to Margaret River is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Boranup, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Redgate Wines, Brown Hill Estate, Cape Grace Wines
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Redgate Wines ©
Redgate Wines
Brown Hill Estate ©
Brown Hill Estate

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Visiting Anvil Beach and Greens Pool will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Forest Hill Vineyard and Harewood Estate Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, stroll through Nanarup Beach, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Albany trip planner .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

1
night
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
On the 7th (Thu), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Albany to Coles Bay in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hobart itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Richmond Gaol, Opossum Bay Beach
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Clovelly. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip site .

Fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emily Bay, then stroll the grounds of Norfolk Island Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Norfolk Island holiday maker app .

Fly from Sydney to Norfolk Island in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Norfolk Time (NFT) is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

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